CBS Sports's Jason La Canfora on the Bears' contract negotiations with RB Matt Forte: "Talks to this point have been fruitless, and running back is a tricky position to negotiate. Their relative value has decreased in the game and the injury risk is significant. Forte seems resolved to play it out. Things can always change quickly in a negotiation, but everything to this point, and how long this situation has lingered even back to last season, wouldn't point to a quick solution now. ... I suspect Forte ends up sitting out a good chunk of camp, if not all of it, before eventually signing the franchise tender."
We're not sure what Forte gains by holding out of training camp, but it's always a concern when a player misses camp. Barring a shocking development, Forte will play this year, one way or another.